Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

Hey,

I'm having trouble figuring out this one problem and I need a little help.

The question is:

What is the vertex form of the equation?

y = x^2 - 2x + 8

the choices are:

a. y = (x+1)^2 + 7

b. y = (x+1)^2 - 7

c. y = (x-1)^2 + 7

How do you figure this out?

Thanks in advance,

Brooke

Re: Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

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**wakefuldoze** Hey,

I'm having trouble figuring out this one problem and I need a little help.

The question is:

What is the vertex form of the equation?

y = x^2 - 2x + 8

the choices are:

a. y = (x+1)^2 + 7

b. y = (x+1)^2 - 7

c. y = (x-1)^2 + 7

How do you figure this out?

complete the square of the given quadratic function ... or expand the given choices and combine like terms.

Re: Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

I did that but still got the wrong answer? Where am I going wrong?

I did this:

y = x^{2 }- 2x + 8

(-2/2)^{2} = (-1)^{2 }= 1

= (x^{2}- 2x + 1) + 8 + 1

= (x-1)^{2 }+ 9

What did I do wrong??

Re: Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

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Originally Posted by

**wakefuldoze** I did that but still got the wrong answer? Where am I going wrong?

I did this:

y = x^{2 }- 2x + 8

y = (x^{2}- 2x + 1) + 8 - 1

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Re: Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

Oh I think I got it! Is it c?

Re: Algebra 2 help: Going from standard form to vertex form?

Well I am just going to go with that. Thanks for all your help.